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Parkside School

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Posted July 25, 2013

I really liked this school (and most importantly) my Kindergartener did. We were lucky enough to be a part of the full day K program (because he needed a little more attention) and my lil one flourished. He's READING now! Mrs Peterson & Mrs Wilcox have the best balance of strictness & sweetness that works perfectly for all kinds of students! He didn't get to go on as many field trips this year and it's not rated highly on this site for some reason but if you want my honest opinion as a parent who has an easy going & shy little boy - it was a great school! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that I wish there was more parent involvement and better communication between parents & teachers. In K however, I didn't have too many concerns - just more involvement would've been nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

8--Parkside has a lot to offer with great programs, wonderful teachers, and a dynamic principal, Jennifer Kranz, who was just awarded the Huntsman award for outstanding principal at the Elementary level. This is a statewide award. Parkside's student body is diverse, economically and ethnically. Some parents see this as a minus, but overall, I view it as a plus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

Parkside is a fantastic school. The principal, Ms. Kranz, is very involved. Every time I have driven my child to school, I see her out there making sure the kids are safe. She greets them happily and very obviously enjoys her job. Whenever you have to come into the office, she is right there in plain sight talking to kids, helping out. I never saw any of my principals outside of their offices unless it was at an assembly. Parkside does a fantastic job separating the children into appropriate groups to make sure each child is challenged. When we were in the Jordan school district, the classes were so large and overwhelmed, she was never challenged because everyone was kept on the same level. Murray district does a fantastic job. My child attended a private school for 3 years and Parkside is just as comparable to that school.
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Posted January 18, 2006

This school is the greatest. I have 3 kids who have gone here and loved it. The teachers give individual concern and attention to every student. They provide testing when needed and/or requested. They are excellent about involving parents and keeping you informed and involved. I recently moved and miss Parkside very much. A+++
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 82% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 77%
Hispanic 21% 15%
Black 4% 1%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Murray, UT 84107
Phone: (801) 264-7434

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